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Hornet Baseball Series Notes vs. Rider, 3/15-17 - PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State (9-7) looks to extend its current five-game win streak with a weekend series against the Rider Broncs (5-9) at John Smith Field. The three-game set opens Friday night at 7 pm. Sacramento State will wear specialty throwback jerseys this weekend as they celebrate the Cal Boyes era of Sacramento State baseball. 

How To Watch

vs. Rider Broncs
John Smith Field // Sacramento, Calif.
Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17
Watch: WACDigitalNetwork.com
Listen: HornetSports.com/Radio
Live Stats: HornetStats.com

Coming Up...

vs. San Jose State
John Smith Field // Sacramento, Calif.
Tuesday, March 19

Leading Off

First in the Nation Sacramento State leads the NCAA in both strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.13) and walks-allowed-per-nine innings (1.94). Hornets pitchers have struck out 154 batters in 139.0 innings (9.97 K/9) this season and have walked just 30 batters. 

Series Sweep Sacramento State swept their first series of the 2019 season, taking all four games against Towson last weekend. Last year, the Hornets swept two weekend series, both at home. 

Double Doubleheader Sacramento State played back-to-back doubleheaders last weekend, sweeping both. The Hornets have already played four doubleheaders this season. They have swept three at home vs. North Dakota State and Towson (twice) and split one on the road at UCLA. 

By the Numbers

4: Hornets pitchers with more than 15.0 innings of work and an ERA under 2.00 so far this season.

2: Categories in which Sacramento State leads the nation: Walks-Per-Nine and Strikeout-to-Walk ratio.

5: Straight wins for the Hornets, their longest streak since winning seven straight last season.

About Last Game

Sacramento State won their fifth straight game Tuesday night, beating the visiting UC Davis Aggies, 8-2, at John Smith Field. It was the Hornets fourth straight victory against their Causeway rivals. 

The Hornets fell behind early, 2-0, in the first inning, but scored eight unanswered runs against UC Davis. 

Sacramento State used six different pitchers in the win, with Dash Dunham earning the win, his first of the season. Dylan Ohlsen was 1-for-3 and drove in three of Sacramento State's three runs. Nick Iwasa led the team with two hits in what was just his fourth start of the year. 

Throwback Weekend

The Hornets will take the field in specialty throwback jerseys this weekend as they celebrate the Cal Boyes era of Sacramento State baseball. Cal Boyes was the head baseball coach at Sacramento State in 1957 and from 1960 to 1975. He compiled a career record of 358-282-2 (.559), including a 154-70 (.688) record in conference play. 

Season-Long Homestand

Sacramento State is in the midst of a season-long 13 game homestand, which began last Friday vs. Towson. The Hornets will not play on the road again until March 29. During their 13-game homestand, the Hornets will host Towson, UC Davis, Rider, San Jose State, UT Rio Grande Valley, and Cal.

Defend the John

Sacramento State is 8-2 when playing at home this season, compared to just 1-6 on the road. Dating back to the start of the 2017 baseball season, the Hornets are 42-25 when playing at home. Under head coach Reggie Christiansen, Sacramento State is 148-98 when playing at John Smith field. This year, 29 of Sacramento State's 56 scheduled games will be played at home.

- For Complete Notes vs. Rider, CLICK HERE. -